Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - November 2019

Enjoy our November 2019 edition of the Americana Outdoors Presented by Garmin E-Magazine!





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Garmin’s New GPSMAP Plus Series Ranger Boats Named Official Boats for USA Bass Team Yamaha Marine “Why Wait for Spring?” Sales Event Performance Center M&P Shield Rebate Hawk 18’ Denali 2-Man Ladderstand The Next Generation of Hunters HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Bradley Smoker Recipe: Honey Sriracha Smoked Side Ribs More Ways to Shop with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s A Muzzleloader in Kansas Snead State Seals the Deal on Dardanelle Checkout the latest Podcasts from the Rapala #WeareCollegiateBass Podcast Wild West Bass Trail Now Streaming on Outdoor Action TV





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With Fall being one of our favorite time of the year, it’s also one of our busiest times. We have had the pleasure to go out to Kansas for the opening day of the Muzzleloader sea- son, which was filled with lots of excitement and patience. Our annual Yamaha Media Event just finished up and as always, we had a blast educating first-time hunters, shar- ing the experience of their first whitetail deer, and showing off the Yamaha Side-By-Sides that are new for 2020. Last but not least, the iconic helmet that I always wear when riding also got an up-“grayed” as seen in the picture. So look forward to that and all the adventures that went down in an upcoming episode! In this edition, we also have our Holiday Gift Guide, which is packed with a lot of new products that are perfect for the hunter or angler on your list this season. On the fishing side, the Association of Collegiate An- glers held their AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open with Snead State coming out on top, which is all covered in the recent Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast Episodes, so make sure you give those a listen. We look forward to continuing this hunting season to fill our freezer for the holidays as I am sure you are all making that a goal as well. Happy Hunting!






Wade Middleton President - CarecoTV


Garmin announced the GPSMAP Plus series , the latest addi- tion to its flagship GPSMAP lineup of premium multi-func- tion displays (MFDs) that brings increased engine inte- gration and OneHelm™ third-party integration across the full line. These intuitive features are essential for making the boating experience more automated and fluent at the helm, while also eliminating the need for multiple control displays and devices. “ We’re excited to bring a full-boat integration solution across our entire GPSMAP line with the introduction of the Plus series, offering even more choices and options for boaters . ” “ The GPSMAP Plus series brings Garmin’s superior inte- gration capabilities to some of our best-selling GPSMAP chartplotters, known already for their cutting-edge fea- tures and built-in conveniences, ” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “ We’re excited to bring a full-boat integration solution across our entire GPS- MAP line with the introduction of the Plus series, offering even more choices and options for boaters. ” Building on the popularity of the GPSMAP 7×2/9×2 and 12×2 Touch series, the Plus lineup maintains all the exist- ing features, and offers significantly enhanced integration capabilities like J1939 engine integration and compatibil- ity with OneHelm™, an exclusive feature that simplifies

control and customization of the boat’s most crucial systems to one master source – the Garmin MFD. For the first time, the GPSMAP Plus series brings this capability to a 7- and 9-inch display, providing added convenience, control and security onboard. Since launching this innova- tive HTML5 platform designed for third-party companies in 2018, systems and technologies from 16 industry brands offering lighting, stabilization, digital switching and more have been integrated into OneHelm™, which is supported across the entire GPSMAP Plus series. The processing power found in the GPSMAP Plus series has also been improved to provide a premium user experience across the entire network, so map drawing speed will be faster and all other sensors like radar, sonar and multime- dia will benefit from the increased performance. Available with preloaded cartography for coastal or inland waters, the new GPSMAP Plus units feature built-in BlueC- hart® g3 charts or LakeVü g3 maps, Garmin’s latest car- tography with integrated Navionics® data and built-in Auto Guidance1, a technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a suggested route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead clearance. For the most detailed data, customers can also add BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra accessory cards or downloads for ac- cess to Garmin’s

high-resolution relief shading that combines color and shadow to bring an entirely new level of detail to the ocean floor and lake bottom, now offering coverage for the en- tire continental U.S. coast line and more than 150 lakes, respectively. Right out of the box, users have access to some amazing sonar capabilities too. The “xs” Plus versions support 1kW CHIRP traditional sonar, ClearVü scanning sonar and Pan- optix™ all-seeing sonar, including the Panoptix LiveScope™ System, and the “xsv” Plus models also include support for SideVü scanning sonar (transducers sold separately). Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®, it’s easy to take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain® mobile app that cre- ates a simple yet powerful connection between a compat- ible mobile device and a GPSMAP Plus. Use the ActiveCap- tain app to access, update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart™ storefront on a mobile device anytime, and reference the ActiveCaptain community for marina and other points of interest details, access to Quickdraw™ Community data and more. Active Captain also provides smart notification directly to the plotter/combo, over-the- air software updates, off-vessel planning capabilities and so much more. Available in a range of sizes to accommodate nearly every boat and budget, the GPSMAP Plus series is available with a bright, sunlight-readable 7-, 9- or 12-inch intuitive touch- screen display. All offer full-network support for the shar- ing of sonar, maps, user data, cameras and more among multiple units, and NMEA 2000 support for connectivity, in- cluding autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHF, AIS and other sensors. The new GPSMAP Plus series will be available in Q4 2019, with suggested retail prices ranging from $899.99 to $2899.99. For more information, click here.

Experience unparalleled coverage and detail with preload- ed BlueChart® g3 coastal charts and LakeVü g3 inland maps featuring integrated Garmin and Navionics® content and Auto Guidance technology.

Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChart™ feature, smart notifications2, software updates, Garmin Helm, Garmin Quickdraw™ Community data and more.

Connect with some of your favorite devices, such as quatix® marine watches, gWind™ Wireless 2 transducers, GNX™ Wind marine instruments and wireless remote controls.

RANGER NAMED OFFICIAL BOATS OF USA BASS AT PAN AMERICAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP State College, PA USA Bass is proud to announce that Ranger Boats has become the official boat of USA Bass for the 2019 Pan American Bass Championship. Ranger Boats, based in Flippin, Arkansas is recognized as the world leader in bass boat manufacturing. “ We’re honored to partner with USA Bass and be a part of this Pan American Championship, ” said Scott Arms, Ranger Boats’ Sr. Marketing Manager said. “ A championship of this caliber brings together the best anglers across the Americas to showcase the amazing fisheries we have, and we’re proud to demonstrate once again that Ranger boats are the best boats for any fishery. ” The USA Bass team will be heading to Cornwall, ON, on October 15th through 18th for the 2019 Pan American Bass Championships. Host country Canada will be difficult to beat on this incredible smallmouth fishery. Teams from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and a First Nations tribe have already committed to the event. The Canadian team will be led by Captain Bob Izumi. USA Bass will be led by Captain Scott Martin and Roland Martin. The full Pan American team will be announced soon. “ The continued support of Ranger Boats is critical for USA Bass, ” said USA President Tony Forte. “ Our National Bass Fishing team competes in World Championship and Pan American Championship events each year. Ranger Boats has been a huge help in our pursuit of Gold medal excellence and they are propelling bass fishing toward achieving Olympic status in the near future. ”

Yamaha Marine’s “Why Wait for Spring” sales event gives customers a great way to add even more value to new, eli- gible Yamaha four-stroke outboard purchases from Oct. 1, 2019, through Nov. 26, 2019. “ The ‘Why Wait for Spring’ promotion gives customers the opportunity to build in exceptional value with their new Ya- maha four-stroke outboard purchases before boat show season even begins , ” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing and Communications, Marine Engine Systems. “ For customers already planning for next year’s boating season and hoping to pick up some of our most popular four-stroke models, this is the perfect time to buy. ” For a limited time, the “Why Wait for Spring” sales event al- lows customers who purchase eligible, new Yamaha four- stroke outboards in the 200- to 300-horsepower range the opportunity to add three years of Yamaha Extended Ser- vice (Y.E.S.) to their three-year Yamaha Limited Warranty for a total of six years of coverage at no additional cost.

Customers who purchase eligible, new Yamaha outboards in the 2.5- to 175-horsepower range can add three years of Y.E.S. coverage and will also receive a credit of up to $500 they can use toward the purchase of additional goods and/or services available at the authorized participating Yamaha Outboard dealer that sold the outboard at no addi- tional cost. Additional terms and conditions apply. Yamaha’s “Why Wait for Spring” promotion is effective for eligible, new Yamaha four-stroke outboards purchased and warranty registered between October 1, 2019, and Novem- ber 26, 2019. Consumers should see authorized, participating Yamaha outboard dealers for a complete list of eligible outboards and all terms and conditions.

18’ BIG DENALI 2-MAN LADDERSTAND Hunting with two people in one treestand has never been this comfortable. Two Padded MeshComfort™ Seats are an extra-large 24” wide with a 23” high contoured backrest – this type of lounger has only been found on patio furniture until now! An extremely spacious 51”x17” platform combined with HAWK® mud grabbing SAFE-TREAD™ steps ensure the ultimate in security for you and your hunting partner. Heavy duty oval tubing, bolted sections and exclusive tensioning system make this stand rock-solid. Includes Integrated Footrest, Flip Back Shooting Rail and Centered Arm Rest. SUPERSIZED COMFORT Two full patio-chair sized MeshComfort™ Seats with Flip Up Padded Armrest LUXURY Two Welded Kick Out Footrests that double as Grab Handles for easy platform entry and exit. VERSATILITY Flip Back Padded Shooting Rail can be reversed from upward for gun rest to downward for archery hunting clearance ROCK-SOLID STABILITY Ratcheting Tree Strap Combined with our Exclusive Cross- ing Strap Tensioner HUNT HARD DURABILITY Large Oval Tubing, Textured Powder Coat & Oversized Grip Mesh Platform HUNT SAFER. PATENTED SAFE-TREAD™ LADDER STEPS


THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUNTERS Wade’s annual Yamaha Whitetail Diaries youth hunt has arrived, Steve of Yamaha along with his two boys, Landon and Callen, are here for the next few days to simply en- joy the outdoors and to hunt whitetail deer. Last year Steve brought his oldest son Landon on his first deer hunt where he harvested a mature doe and was able to contribute to filling the family freezer. This year, Landon and Steve have their sights set on a buck while Callen gets to share in the adventure and is introduced to the world of hunting. be movement, and you count on these deer not caring too much about that. You know the big mature ones are prob- ably going to be a bit more skittish or even a mature doe than the other deer that are in and out of there. But it was great to get everybody together and experience it all. Real- istically we do a lot of the things that regular hunters won’t. We go in later and we stay shorter because of these guys. It’s not to give them less of a chance, it’s to make it more fun and have them keep doing it and want to do it more.

“You know one of the funniest things about youth camp is, you get a lot of first-time shooters. They’ve never han- dled a firearm, they don’t know what a safety is, they don’t know what muzzle control is, and start them out with a 22. It’s great practice... You still want to go through all the same safety stuff, with hearing protection, eye protection for them and kinda get that acclimation of handling a fire- arm.” - Wade Middleton Once the boys got quality time on the range shooting not only the T/CR22 but the Thompson/Center Venture cham- bered in .243, it was time for them to load up the Yamaha Viking VI and go out on their first sit. Hunting with kids has its own set of unique challenges, you have low expectations as far as being good hunters. You know you’re not going to be quiet, you know there’s gonna

The last thing you ever want to do is get in with a kid on an all-day sit and he’s just hating the entire thing going out of his first hunting trip. So we cater to them, we tailor it to them both in camp and in the blind. Ideally, they have

a good time even when they’re sitting. Although you can start to tell pretty quickly when they’re getting bored and their attention span’s waning and it’s time to call the ride back out so we can get back into camp. Overnight the temperatures plummeted to the mid-thirties so the guys decided to move to a different a box blind to help stay a little warmer and not have to deal with mother nature as much. The first deer arrived before the sun fully rose and Landon took interest in a tall forked buck. He and his father Steve both agreed that was the buck they wanted. The buck didn’t stay around for long and nothing else came into the area that excited them as much as the forked buck so, another trip in the Viking to go back to camp for break- fast, more range time, and prepare to go after the buck in the afternoon. Watch the video below for the rest of the video has Landen hunts for his first-ever buck!

Steve Nessl and his son, Landon practicing on the range to refamiliarize himself with the firearm.


Eye on the prize. Landon and his father spotted their buck.

The boys loved riding the Yamaha Viking VI almost as much as they did hunting!

Landon is ready for round two in hopes of getting the 4-pointer they saw.


Give a Bass Pro Shops Gift Card or eGift (emailed) Card to your favorite outdoor enthusiast. Simply provide us with the dollar amount, and we’ll custom tailor a Gift Card for you. All Gift Cards can be redeemed for online purchases, catalog orders, and purchases made at Bass Pro Shops re- tail stores. It’s the perfect gift!

LEGACY SAGA SERIES WATCHES For this Holday season, Garmin introduces their NEW StarWars Legacy Saga Series watches for the ultimate StarWars fans! Know someone who is on the light or dark side? Then this is the perfect stocking stuffer! Which side are you on?

WX KINGPIN GLASSES Designed with a Matte Graphite frame and a polarized Blue mirror, these glasses are sure to look stylish! Built with a light- weight frame, it will be a comfortable wear. The WX Kingpin Glasses exceeds the industrial standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact protection. Last but certainly not least, the green tinted lenses not only absorb reflections across mirrored surfaces, these glasses are also built with 100% UVA/UVB protection and distortion free clarity.

BASS PRO SHOPS LOGO BEANIE What’s a better way to spend the cooler days? With a Bass Pro Shops Beanie of course! Be sure to stay warm this holiday season and rock the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s logo!


The Yamaha 115 hp and the all-new 90 hp and 75 hp Midrange four strokes are re- liable inshore performers. Fast and powerful, they sport 1.8-liter displacement and DOHC or SOHC designs with four valves per cylinder. This gives them exceptional volumetric efficiency and lighter weights. With 25-inch shaft options for the F115 and F90, this horsepower range offers prime power for mid-size craft, including an- glers trolling large, rough water in 25-inch-transom multi-species boats. The com- pletely surprising Yamaha Midrange 115, 90 and 75 hp four strokes. A powerful part of the Yamaha lineup—and your boating experience.


Designed for competitive shooting and hunting applications, the Performance Center T/CR22 rifle has been engineered for supreme accuracy and egronomics. Featuring a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled heavy contour barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.


All Encore and Encore Pro Hunter barrels are interchangeable. Encore & Encore Pro Hunter interchangeable barrels - will fit ANY Encore frame forends: rifle, shotgun and muzzleloader barrels!


Enjoy a warmer night of sleep on cold weather campouts with the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner. Double brushed on both sides for more softness and this lightweight liner helps retain more heat as temperatures drop!


With advanced grip technology, you’ll never have another story about the one that got away. Designed to perform in both salt or freshwater, the articulated pattern reduces hand fatigue and bonded abrasion overlay eliminates line catching.

YAMAHA GENERATOR The EF2000iSv2 incorporates a completely new controller with advanced pro- gramming resulting in improved output characteristics between 1600w-2000w operation ranges. The addition of the new programming allows the EF2000iSv2 the ability to power a much wider range of applications than previous generation EF2000iS. Last but certainly not least, if you need extra power the EF2000iSv2 has you covered.



What separates the ENGEL soft-sided cooler from the competition is the fact that the ENGEL HD-20 is entirely welded while most of its counterparts are sewn. By welding all seams, warm air is kept out, dramatically increasing the life of the ice or ice packs inside. Allowing for anything you put inside to stay, you got it, seriously cool!


Use the College Craw in both sizes for traditional craw-style applications like a Texas rig or jig trailer. This bait also works great on a shaky head or Neko rig. If you know of any collegiate anglers, this is the perfect gift for them!

BRONZEYE FROG 65 BLUE SKY If you’re looking for some new baits to add to your tackle box for the new year, then check out SPRO’s all NEW Bronzeye Frog 65. They come in a variety of colors that will be sure to suit your style!

BASS PRO SHOPS ECLIPSE 6-PERSON TENT Lightweight and easy to use, the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse 6-Person Cabin Tent gives a family quality shelter from the elements and insects at the campsite. Offering enough room to sleep 6 comfortably, this tent provides trustworthy protection and seams to keep moisture out allowing for a comfortable night in the outdoors.

RANGER WEAR GIFT CARD Not sure what to get for this Holiday season? Then check out the Ranger Wear Gift Card! With lots of options to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find something that’s just for you!

SPEAQUA SPEAKER SYSTEM Hobie and Speaqua have partnered up to bring a portable, waterproof speaker into the accessories lineup! This floating, tennis ball sized speaker is both convienent and functional with Bluetooth connec- tivity, call-taking capability and built-in 4 GB memory for holding up to 1,000 songs. It mounts to any smooth surface using an industiral suction cup base, and it’s perfect for the kayak, SUP or Eclipse.


Protect your shallow water anchor from debris of all kinds while in-tow and from the ramp with the sleek Travel Glove. Made with durable Neoprene for a lasting and stylish look, it also features a full-length zipper making it easy to put on and take off!

BRADLEY SMOKER COOKBOOK This Bradley Smoker Cookbook takes the art of smoking and demonstrates just how accessible it truly is for everyone. Whether you’re looking to get creative with your smoker, or a novice who is looking for some basic recipes, this book has just what you’re looking for.


How do you improve a legend with an 18-year reputation for quality, performance, and near-bulletproof reliability? Anyone who’s fished our Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature Series Baitcast Reel knows it’s one of the best values in fish- ing -- and now it’s even better, completely reconfigured to make it smaller, more ergonomically fitted to your hand, and a full 15% lighter than before, yet still as rugged, dependable, and flat-out fun to fish as ever!

SUNLINE NIGHT FC 165 YARD SPOOL Sunline will be lighting up the night this summer with the release of their new Night FC. The new Night FC provides a fluorocarbon option for anglers who en- joy fishing for their favorite species after dark. For years, only nylon lines were available in high visibility colors that were visible under black lights. New for 2019, Sunline has designed the ultimate night fishing fluorocarbon line. Night FC was specifically designed for angling at night. It is highly visible under black light, so an angler is able to see his lines at all times.

EVERCALM BOMB EverCalm, ConQuest Scents #1 Deer Scent is now available in an Aerosol Bomb! It can be dis- pensed in bursts which allows you to control how much scent is released at one time. Or, it can be dispensed all at one time, filling the entire hunting area with EverClam Scent. The nozzle atomizes the EverCalm as it is released into the hunting area. Atomizing allows the EverCalm to stick to vegetation in the enviroment so you can leave an active scent trail.

WXV VERIZON CELLULAR CAMERA Stealth Cam® ups the ante on wireless image transmission & expands its coverage with the introduction of the new WXV Verizon & AT cellular camera. Users have com- plete control of their cameras via the updated FREE Stealth Cam Remote APP 3.0. The apps new streamlined interface allows the user to configure all camera settings as well as manage the transmission schedule and remotely erase the memory card.

ASCEND PINTLER 90L BACKPACK Built to handle the biggest backpacking loads comfortably for week-long trips into the wilderness, the Ascend® Pintler 90L Backpack comes ready for big out- door adventures. A top-loading design with dual side access, this big pack offers 5,492 cu. in. of space for gear with the features and design to haul it in comfort.


The Razor Slim Electronic Quad Muff with Bluetooth technology features ul- tra-low profile ear cups and a rubberized coating for added durability.


Extend your trail cameras field life with HMEs 12V Battery pack with Solar Panel. This rugged weatherproof battery box contains a sealed 12V lead acid battery – ideal for extreme temperatures, and pre-attached solar panel for continual charging.


The RedHead Men’s Insulated Hooded Flannel Shirt is soft, thick, and warm, making it a great option for outdoor work and adventure. The construction is the key. The plaid exte- rior is made from comfortable 100% cotton flannel, while the hood and interior placket are made from sweatshirt-style 100% cotton jersey for that two-shirts-in-one look. The quilted 100% polyester lining in the body and sleeves helps keep you warm when the mercury heads south.



LITEWAVE H3™ TRITIUM/LITEPIPE S&W M&P SIGHT SET New! LiteWave H3™ sight combines Tritium with the HIVIZ Litepipe technology for 24 illumination. Now you can have the advantage of day and night performance all in one sight system. All steel construction sight sets are rugged and dura- ble, designed for the roughest use, whether it is personal defense and protection, Law Enforcement or Military. The new LiteWave H3™ ensures fast sight acquisition and a bright sight picture day or night.


The Bi-Pod with Spring by Shooting Made Easy comes with various features. It has a clamp mount for easy attachments to firearms with picatinny/weaver style. It also has a butt stud adapter to attach to firearms with a standard butt stud. Additional butt stud on adapter for swivel attachments and adjustable spring-loaded legs facilitate rapid deployment. Last but not least, another feature of the Bi-Pod are the extendable legs for adjustable shooting position, simple pull to extend the leg in position, press the button to retract the legs.


The Viking EPS is ready to conquer whatever comes its way with a powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC power plant. This engine produces strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power for getting the job done or when hitting the trails. Sound like something for you? Check them out online!

IN REACH MINI MARINE BUNDLE The inReach Mini Marine Bundle adds peace of mind to your adventures without taking up space on your helm. The rugged, compact satellite communicator lets you send and receive text messages, track and share your journey and, if neces- sary, trigger an SOS alert to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team.



S&W PERFORMANCE CENTER PORTED SHIELD REPLACEMENT LITEPIPE KIT This kit includes front and rear replacement LitePipes for the Smith & Wesson Perfor- mance Center Ported Shield. This kit will replace factory installed LiteWave sights on these Shield models only. The kit includes green and red LitePipes for the front, and green LitePipes for the rear sight, plus a LitePipe storage and installation key.

TENPOINT NITRO XRT Cemented at the top of the food chain, the Nitro XRT is fueled by RX7 cams™ and our Vector Quad™ 4 cable system that generate unprecedented power and nock-breaking accuracy. Its center-mounted riser eliminates the “nose-heavy” feel of traditional crossbows and produces the smoothest shot on the market. Effortlessly draw the crossbow with the silent ACUdraw PRO and become a sniper in the woods with the EVO-X Marksman Scope.

NATURAL REFLECTIONS COZY SOCKS For this holiday season, what’s a better gift than cozy socks? Bundle up this fall and winter with some comfortable and plushy socks from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s!


The new BS1019 takes food smoking to the next level. Crafted for the professional chef and the outdoor connoisseur. This world-class bad boy boasts a large cooking area, comes with 4 racks (with space for 6 racks), and a built-in smoke generator for your Bradley Flavor Bisquettes(TM). And with precision temperature controls and program- mable settings – this will be an unrivaled food smoking experience!

SELECT FILTERS AND PURIFIERS Enjoy safe, clean water anywhere in the world with Sawyer Select Water Filters and Puri- fiers which remove virtually all contaminants found in fresh water while also improving taste and odor. These systems combine a proprietary foam membrane in an durable silicone bottle with our 0.1 micron hollow fiber filter at the top — ensuring access to clean water in the backcountry, while you travel, at the office, or for emergencies. The Foam Adsorption Technology used in these systems was developed with a part- nership with Foamulations LLC to now be able to safely remove contaminants like heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and viruses while also improving taste and odor. Adsorption filtration is the process in which molecules adhere to the surface of the adsorbent foam membrane. This highly advanced filtration and purification process, combined with our 0.1 micron absolute filter will ensure that any and all particulate or pathogens above 0.1 microns are filtered out of your water, including bacteria, protozoa, cysts, dirt and sediment.


The Natural Reflections Women’s Aztec Jacquard Long-Sleeve Cardigan is a cozy, comfy layer with a variety of styles. Made of 100% acrylic, this long sweater showcases an intricate pattern presenting hues of red, yellow, black, and white. The shawl collar adds warmth, while the longer length gives coverage with jeans or leggings. • 100% acrylic duster sweater • Open front • Longer length provides coverage with jeans or leggings • Shawl collar • Intricate design


The reality of protection is that you never know when you’ll need it. We took the power and features of our full sized M&P pistols and put them into a slim, lightweight pistol the size of your hand. The M&P Shield is an easy to conceal pistol that offers professional grade features with simple operation and reliable performance day or night. One million Shield owners can’t be wrong.

AFTCO GIFT CARD Not sure what to get for this holiday season? Gift cards are the way to go, and they are the perfect stocking stuffer!

Feed to deer in their native habitat as a supplement to their natural diet. Consumption will vary according to the natural food supply, the season and the animal’s needs and condition. RECORD RACK DEER BLOCK

GARMIN FORCE TROLLING MOTOR Move your fishing to a higher level with force. The Force trolling motor is the most powerful and most efficient 57” freshwater trolling motor available. Wireless chartplotter connectivity provides navigation, autopilot and anchor lock features. Use the precise anchor lock to hold your boat in the same loca- tion while you fish.


Simple to use, securely holds prop during changing, makes prop-changing safer, and Brightly colored for greater visibility (Remember to remove propeller stop before using your boat)


The Classic Stupid Tube Kit contains our three most popular colors of the original 3.7 Stupid Tube. You’ll find (8) Green Pumpkin, (4) Black Neon, and (4) Shad BG Purple Stupid Tubes, as well as the two most popular sizes of Stupid Tube Jig Heads. Each kit includes (4) of the 4/0 3/16th oz jig heads and (4) of the 4/0 1/8 oz jig heads. Each kit includes a rigging instruction card and a Secret Lures Decal as an added bonus!

HONEY SRIRACHA SMOKED SIDE RIBS INGREDIENTS: • Rack Pork side ribs • 1/2 Cup honey • 4 Tbsp salt

DIRECTIONS: • Set smoker to 275°F using Bradley Flavor Bisquettes of choice (Hickory, Pecan, and Whis- key Oak all work great for ribs). • Peel the membrane off the back of each rack of ribs. • Mix together the honey, Sriracha, salt, black pep- per, and garlic powder. • Brush about half the honey Sriracha mixture on both sides of the ribs. • Place the ribs in the smoker and smoke for 3-4 hours. • Brush the ribs with the remaining sauce. • Let them rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

• 2 Tsp black pepper • 2 Tsp garlic powder • Bradley flavor Bisquettes - Hickory, Pecan or Whiskey Oak

Click here to check out the newest Bradley Smart Smoker!



A MUZZLELOADER IN KANSAS Whitetail hunting is something that’s been in my blood for years and I’ve dreamed of harvesting deer of all sizes in every state that I can with every legal means that I can. One of those states that’s has always captivated me is Kansas thanks to hit’s history of producing big deer both body weight and antler size so after not having been there in a while I decided it was time to put in for a Kansas Muz- zleloader tag as I knew if I drew I’d have time during that September window to schedule a hunt.

After getting notified I’d been drawn for units 4 and 5 it was time to start planning my hunt with the assistance of Worldwide Trophy Adventures. Based on their insight I settled on hunting an area near the Cheyenne Bottoms outside of Great Bend, Kansas. This area of Kansas is well known for producing big deer and there are several quality deer hunting outfits in the area. In fact one hunter I spoke with had hunted that area 12 of the past 15 seasons for the changes at a giant Kansas buck. In preparation for the hunt I had been shooting the recent- ly released Thompson/Center Impact!SB muzzleloader rigged with a Cabela’s Scope designed for muzzleloaders.

Wade practicing out in the field before opening day for Muzzleloader season.

I’d spent several trips to the range dialing it in and was feel- ing very confident with my 1 inch three shot groups to 150 yards which is great for a combination like I was shooting that would be priced around $600.00 As excited as I was my good friend and camera guy Jeff Reynolds was as equally excited as he’d not hunted or filmed in Kansas so our talks about the hunt and planning we’re pretty fun.

As we made our way to the camp we were staying at our observations of Central Kansas and the area nearby where we’d be hunting was that it had lots of vegetation, water, and bedding areas and based on scouting cameras and conversations with others in camp the deer are flourishing.

As the hunt began we hastily built a ground blind of cedars and brush and settled in to wait for the deer that we’d hoped were bedded down in front of us to begin to migrate to both a nearby Soy Field and Oat Patch behind us. Little did we know what would unfold would be one of the most high en- ergy crazy moments in my hunting career that only video can tell the story as we had a flood of deer both does and bucks, coming out everywhere in the last few moments of daylight forcing us to quickly adapt and make moves we’d never made before to get a shot!

With all the intensity, and excitement mixed altogether it left us both speechless and I’m sure you’ll agree when you see it that we were lucky in the final moments to make it all happen in Kansas.


SNEAD STATE SEALS THE DEAL ON DARDANELLE That’s a wrap! The 2019 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open is in the books. Lake Dardanelle presented a tough playing field thanks to constantly changing weather conditions for 350 of the top collegiate anglers in the nation. Facing a fog shortened, post front day these young anglers had their work cut out for them to catch a limit or kicker with only a few hours of fishing. As to be expected, they gave it their best effort and brought in plenty of bass to shake up the leaderboard on this final day. One team that did not slip on day two are the overall win- ners for the event, Garrett Warren and John Owens from Snead State Community College. Weighing in a total of 27.15 pounds over two days, these anglers from Alabama accomplished what they came here to do. “ We were com- ing out here to win. We wanted nothing more or less but to win. It feels awesome. It feels like a real accomplishment to finally get a win under our belt. It feels nice to finally get it done, ” said Warren. Warren’s teammate, John Owens, is just as excited about their first place finish. “ I’m just speechless. It’s just awe- some. Had a good weekend, and executed as much as we could, ” added Owens. The two anglers had control of the day one lead after weighing in 17.85 pounds. On day one, they happened into their winning spot as they fished along the bank and found a good looking piece of bank. Today their luck came in the form of one clutch bite this afternoon executed by Owens.

John Owens (left) and his partner Garrett Warren (right) holding up their winning fish.

“ I made a clutch catch, probably about an hour ago. I flipped up a three pounder. That’s what really helped us out today, ” Owens explained. That clutch bite allowed the Snead State anglers to best second place by roughly three and a half pounds. Ending the event in second place are Luke Mason and Jus- tin Lane from the University of North Alabama. They fin- ish as runner-up with 22.69 pounds, a result that caught them both by surprise. “ It’s very surprising for us. Practice was absolutely terrible. We didn’t fish anything in the tour- nament that we practiced. And we didn’t fish anything in the tournament twice, ” Lane said. That comment pretty much summarizes their performance throughout the en- tire event. They junk fished their way to a great week here at Lake Dardanelle. “ We just junk fished. If I had to guess, ten keepers probably seven different baits or so, ” Mason added. The points earned for second place will help out the past School of the Year winners from North Alabama as they position themselves yet again for a run at the most prestigious title in college fishing.

Anglers give their catch to the AFTCO Bass Bus from them to release safely back into the lake.

Justin Lane (left) and his partner Luke Mason (right) hold- ing up their 2nd place winning fish.

Jake Turnbloom (left) and his partner Jared Turnbloom (right) holding up their 3rd place winning fish.

Completing the top three is another group from the state of Alabama. The University of Alabama pairing of Jared Turn- bloom and Jake Turnbloom finish in third place with 22.69 pounds. “ It’s awesome, can’t complain about it. Should have done better, but it’s a national event. All of these guys are really really really good fishermen, can’t complain about top three, ” Jared explained. The two found one specific pattern that worked, and fished it con- sistently for both days. That consistency paid off to the tune of 11 pounds both days. “ The only place we could get bit was basically grass that grew off riprap walls up and down bridges. We would basi- cally just start and go up and down them all day. Eventually they would bite. You would go down a stretch three or four times and all of a sudden you would get five or six bites on one pass, ” said Jake. This was a great weekend here at Lake Dardanelle and Rus- sellville, AR. Although the weather threw the anglers a cur- veball, a large majority of the field put together several key bites to create an exciting and competitive event. Click here to view the complete standings and be sure to visit the website all week long as we’ll be sharing more re- caps from top finishing teams to include a complete break- down of the winners pattern.

John Owens (left) and his partner Garrett Warren (right) in line anxiously waiting to weigh their fish.

Garrett Warren holding his bass.


This season’s School of the Year race is seeing several new faces crack the Top 10. One of those particular teams is Drury University. They have managed to earn their highest ranking in school history as they sit in seventh place at the moment. On this episode, we will be talking with Cole Breeden and Cameron Smith, members of the Drury Uni- versity Fishing Team. These two anglers have contributed to the team’s efforts immensely as they’ve won an FLW Regional and placed in the Top 10 at the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open. Tune in to hear them talk about their school, and the season they are having! EPISODE 51: DRURY EARNS HIGHEST RANK IN SCHOOL HISTORY

The past five to six weeks have been a very busy time for the college fishing tournament circuit. The Association of Collegiate Anglers, in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, has fished two events in that span. Each of those events qualified for double points, and many teams took advantage of opportunities to gain valuable points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. In particular, Carson-New- man University has seen a giant surge in the standings since the end of September. They have managed to go from 66th overall to 11th place in a very short time. On this episode, we will talk with their coach, Hunter Sales, and three members of the fishing team about this great stretch for them. Tune in to hear it all! EPISODE 50: MAJOR MOVE BY CARSON-NEWMAN UNIVERSITY The 2019 edition of the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open was a challenging and highly competitive event. 350 anglers from all throughout the country made their way to Lake Dardanelle and Russellville, AR for the two day tourna- ment. When the scales closed on Sunday, Garrett Warren and John Owens from Snead State Community College stood alone at the front of the pack. The pair weighed in a total of 27.15 pounds over the course of two days. On to- day’s episode, we talk with both anglers to get their take on the recent victory. Tune in for the latest from the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. EPISODE 49: SNEAD STATE CELEBRATES AFTCO OPEN VICTORY


We are just days away from kicking off the 2019 AFTCO Col- legiate Bass Open on Lake Dardanelle. Hundreds of college anglers from across the country will be in Russellville, AR competing in this two day event. Today’s guests are Rudy Worley and John David Nowlin from Blue Mountain Col- lege. They won this event in 2018 with just over 27 lbs. On this episode we will also provide an update to the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Tune in for another great episode!

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Dead fish can cost you when it comes to payout potential and they definitely are a loss for the fishery from which they came. However, everyone wins when you keep tour- nament fish alive during summer heat. Be sure to check out the video and tips listed below so you can have a cool- er livewell and healthier fish that go back to grow and bite another day.

Conservation matters and your tournament success does, too. Between tips to keep a cooler livewell and tips to re- duce other stress on your fish, consider observing and sharing the best practices below. We hope you’ll find them easy to build into your approach and that you’ll also see more tournament victories along the way.

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